October 9, 2019

Installation of laboratory gas systems generally requires three important considerations. 

  1. Documents must be reviewed in detail to ensure that shutoff valves to isolate labs and other areas are included.  Oftentimes, these basic details are missing from drawings.  A...

September 25, 2019

Welding, cutting and brazing exposes workers and others to hazardous metal fumes and gas byproducts. In the short term, exposure to these fumes and gases can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, dizziness and nausea. Prolonged exposure can lead to lung damage, variou...

September 10, 2019

No matter how fastidiously a facility maintains its air handler system, its lifespan is, ultimately, finite. Replacement becomes inevitable when equipment and components are failing all too often, energy, maintenance and repair costs continue to mount, and occupant com...

August 20, 2019

Refrigeration piping is a critical component of any refrigeration system.  Whether to cut costs, because of lack of expertise, or failure to keep up with advancements in technology, inappropriate piping can cause inefficient system performance and compressor failure, a...

August 5, 2019

Budget constraints are always a concern for every business, and when it comes to selecting an air handling unit, many building owners would prefer to go with the most economical option. Oftentimes, however, an attempt is made to squeeze more performance out of an off-t...

July 23, 2019

Water hammer is a troublesome but commonly-occurring issue that can plague a steam system.  The most obvious symptom is the hammer-like noise it creates, but, when left unchecked, water hammer can cause serious damage to vents, traps, regulators, and piping.  There are...

July 9, 2019

Building owners have multiple choices for saving and recapturing energy, each with advantages and disadvantages, including heat recovery wheels, air-to-air heat exchangers, glycol runaround loops, and heat pipes. Heat pipes are thermal transfer devices capable of trans...

June 26, 2019

Damp, humid conditions present in condenser coils, air filters, ductwork, and drain pans tend to attract microbial growth, which, left uncontrolled, can impede airflow and emit contaminants and odors into the conditioned space. One effective way of controlling microbia...

June 13, 2019

Expectations were high on a recent vivarium renovation project, and contractors were challenged to collaborate closely on every level. 

Complicating the project were the tight quarters – small rooms, ceiling spaces, corridors, below-ground spaces – in which the HVAC and...

May 28, 2019

“Hard” water is high in dissolved minerals, mainly calcium and magnesium.  Though hard water does not pose a health risk, it can form hard scale deposits that can build up on piping, heat exchangers, water heaters, boilers, and steam related equipment.  These deposits...

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